In order to promote undergraduate interprofessional education, five undergraduate IPE pathways here at the Dudley Group Foundation Trust have been devised.
Each study day has its own interprofessional education team made up of key people who are experienced in their field. Workbooks for each pathway have also been created containing learning objectives, educational resources and information for group feedback.
Our study days have been built on the key adult learning principles; voluntary participation, establishment of effective learning climates, encouragement of collaboration, self evaluation, action and reflection.
Study days have enabled students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of who is involved in patient care for a particular condition, as well as the patient's journey through the hospital during the course of their treatment plan.
Hospital staff from various areas involved in each pathway have provided guidance and support to the students and it is their cooperation, which contributes to the success of each pathway.
There are currently six Patient Pathways on offer, which run for 4th Year Medical Students covering the following areas:
IPE on a National Level
Our pathway project has been presented as a poster entitled:
‘An experience of interprofessional learning (IPE) in undergraduate training: laying the foundation for IPE at postgraduate level’
by Professor AR Carmichael, Dr J Flint, Dr A Banerjee, and Mr A Rehman.
92.9% of students agreed or agreed strongly that that the pathway had increased their understanding of clinical management specific to that pathway.
95.2% of students agreed or strongly agreed that the pathway had improved their communication
between other professions.
97.5% of students agreed or agreed strongly that their understanding of how different professions contribute to the pathway had increased.
95.2% of students agreed/agreed strongly that they would recommend this style of learning.
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